April 11, 1945 - November 19, 2020
Jung Ja “JJ” Park Wood, 75, of Newburgh, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Linda E. White Hospice House, after a 13 year battle with cancer. She was born April 11, 1945, in Pyongyang, North Korea to the late Soon Ja Hong and Manbok Park. Jung escaped North Korea to Seoul, South Korea with her parents and brother in 1948. In 1968 she met her future husband in a tea room in Seoul and he was immediately attracted to her million dollar smile. They were married on December 23, 1969 and moved to the United States, living in Maine, Pennsylvania, and finally Indiana. She worked at Casino Aztar for 12 years. Jung easily made friends from all walks of life. She was known for her generosity, her beautiful smile, and kindness to all. She loved her children and grandchildren and brought out the best in others. She loved all animals, especially cats. She loved to travel and gamble and enjoyed meeting new people. Jung will be missed by many and battled cancer with strength, determination, and good spirits. She was a member of the Korean Church of Evansville. Jung is survived by her husband, Roderick Wood; daughter, Christine Chandler (Jeff Kovalski); son, Richard (Megan) Wood; grandchildren, Clayton Wood, Jacob Wood, and Lillian Chandler; brother, Kee Bom (Do Young) Park; niece, Soo Jin Park; nephew James Park. Visitation will be Monday, November 23, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., 47714. The family requests that all visitors wear a mask and practice social distancing guidelines. A private funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. The service will be live streamed at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com beginning 20 minutes before the time of the service. Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.
Jung Ja “JJ” Park Wood, 75, of Newburgh, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Linda E. White Hospice House, after a 13 year battle with cancer. She was born April 11, 1945, in Pyongyang, North Korea to the late Soon Ja... View Obituary & Service Information
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